MODIS/Aqua Clouds 1km and 5km 5-Min L2 Narrow Swath Subset along CloudSat

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: GES DISC/MODIS
Publication_Date: October 2006
Title: MODIS/Aqua Clouds 1km and 5km 5-Min L2 Narrow Swath Subset along CloudSat
Edition: 2
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Digital Science Data
Series_Information:
Series_Name: MAC06S0
Issue_Identification: MAC06S0_2
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Greenbelt, MD, USA
Publisher: Goddard Earth Science Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC)
Other_Citation_Details:
Online_Linkage: http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/datacollection/MAC06S0_v2.shtml
Description:
Abstract:
This is the narrow-swath MODIS/Aqua subset along CloudSat field of view track. The goal of the narrow-swath subset is to select and return MODIS data that are within +-5 km across the CloudSat track. I.e. the resultant MODIS subset swath is sought to be about 10 km cross-track. However, the original MYD06_L2 has data of 5- and 1-km pixels. Thus, MAC06S0 cross-track width is 3- and 11-pixels, depending on the parameter, and the resultant swath is about 15- and 10-km, correspondingly. Along-track, all MODIS pixels from the original product are preserved. In the standard product, the level-2 MODIS cloud product consists of cloud optical and physical parameters. These parameters are derived using remotely sensed infrared, visible and near infrared solar reflected radiances. MODIS infrared channel radiances are used to derive cloud top temperature, cloud top height, effective emissivity, cloud phase (ice vs. water, opaque vs. non-opaque), and cloud fraction under both daytime and nighttime conditions. MODIS visible radiances are used to derive cloud optical thickness and effective particle radius and cloud shadow effects. Near infrared solar reflected radiance provides additional information in the retrieval of cloud particle phase (ice vs. water, clouds vs. snow). The shortname for this level-2 MODIS cloud product is MYD06_L2 and the principal investigators for this product are MODIS scientists Dr. Bo-Cai Gao (gao@rsd.nrl.navy.mil) for cirrus cloud detection; Dr. Paul Menzel (paulm@ssec.wisc.edu) for cloud top properties; and Dr. Michael King(king@climate.gsfc.nasa.gov) for cloud optical properties. Temporal_Resolution: "Two day repeat observations with a repeat orbit pattern every 16 days. The locales where the ascending and descending modes are close or intersect can have two observations per day." (The shortname for this product is MAC06S0). For more data set information: A-Train Data Depot homepage: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd/ MODIS Science Team homepage: http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/ MODIS-Atmosphere homepage: http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
Not Available
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20000301
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD FREQUENCY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD EMISSIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD OPTICAL DEPTH/THICKNESS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD RADIATIVE TRANSFER > CLOUD REFLECTANCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP PRESSURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD PROPERTIES > CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > CLOUDS > CLOUD MICROPHYSICS > CLOUD DROPLET CONCENTRATION/SIZE
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM, AQUA
Theme_Keyword: MODIS > MODERATE-RESOLUTION IMAGING SPECTRORADIOMETER
Theme_Keyword: EOSDIS > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM DATA INFORMATION SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: ESIP > EARTH SCIENCE INFORMATION PARTNERS PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: AQUA > EARTH OBSERVING SYSTEM (EOS), AQUA
Theme_Keyword: ATDD > A-TRAIN DATA DEPOT
Theme_Keyword: Brightness Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Cirrus Reflectance
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Altitude
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Climatology
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Effective Radius
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Extent
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Fraction
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Liquid Water Path
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Microphysics
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Optical Depth
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Optical Properties
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Phase
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Top Height
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Top Temperature
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Type
Theme_Keyword: Cloud Water Path
Theme_Keyword: Contrail
Theme_Keyword: Contrail Reflectance
Theme_Keyword: Droplet Size
Theme_Keyword: Effective Emissivity
Theme_Keyword: Global Change
Theme_Keyword: High Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Ice Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Low Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Myd06
Theme_Keyword: Myd06_l2
Theme_Keyword: Modis Cloud Products
Theme_Keyword: Spectral Cloud Forcing
Theme_Keyword: Thick Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Thin Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Water Cloud
Theme_Keyword: Eosdis
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > ATLANTIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > INDIAN OCEAN
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > PACIFIC OCEAN
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL LAND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL OCEAN
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Temporal_Keyword: Two Day Repeat Observations With A Repeat Orbit Pattern Every 16 Days.
Temporal_Keyword: Daily - < Weekly
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints:
None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
The following web site contains quality information on the MYD06_L2 product: http://modis-atmos.gsfc.nasa.gov/MOD06_L2/qa.html
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
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Spatial_Reference_Information:
Horizontal_Coordinate_System_Definition:
Geographic:
Latitude_Resolution: 5 km at nadir
Longitude_Resolution: 5 km at nadir
Geographic_Coordinate_Units: Decimal degrees
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NASA/GSFC/SED/ESD/GCDC/GESDISC > Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (formerly Goddard DAAC), Global Change Data Center, Earth Sciences Division, Science and Exploration Directorate, Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Resource_Description: GES_DISC_MAC06S0_v2
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: HDF
Transfer_Size: 2.03MB
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
ftp://atrain.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/s4pa/MAC/MAC06...
Access_Instructions:
View MODIS CloudSat Subsetted data availability for "MODIS/Aqua Clouds 1km and 5km 5-Min L2 Narrow Swath Subset along CloudSat".
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mirador.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/mirador/homep...
Access_Instructions:
Search for MODIS CloudSat Subsetted data via MIRADOR.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://modaps.nascom.nasa.gov
Access_Instructions:
Web site for standard full-sized MODIS Level 1 and Atmospheres data and ordering.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/atdd/
Access_Instructions:
A-Train Data Depot (ATDD) Project Hompage.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://ladsweb.nascom.nasa.gov/data/availability.h...
Access_Instructions:
View standard full-sized MODIS data availability.
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
MODIS Science Team
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://mcst.gsfc.nasa.gov/
Access_Instructions:
MODIS Characterization Support Team (MCST)
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.cloudsat.cira.colostate.edu/
Access_Instructions:
CloudSat Data Processing Center
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20060922
Metadata_Review_Date: 20140505
Metadata_Future_Review_Date: 20150501
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: GES DISC HELP DESK SUPPORT GROUP
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center
Address: Code 610.2
Address: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
City: Greenbelt
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20771
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 301-614-5224
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 301-614-5268
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gsfc-help-disc@lists.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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